Mehul Choksi’s deportation to India unlikely for at least next one month

Mehul Choksi, the absconding diamond trader, is unlikely to come to India at-least for next one month, sources said. The diamantaire, who is facing his possible deportation to India, is being heard by two courts of Dominica in two separate matters. Sources say, till the time both the cases are not settled, Mehul Choksi won’t … Read more

6-year-old J&K girl’s adorable appeal to PM Modi over burden of classes and homework gets L-G’s response | VIDEO

J&K L-G has asked the school education department to come out with a policy to lighten the burden of homework on school kids after an adorable video of a 6-year-old J&K girl complaining to PM Modi about the burden of homework and classes on schoolchildren has gone viral on social media. In the video, the … Read more

Vairamuthu declines ONV award after severe backlash

Lyricist Vairamuthu, in a new video, announced that he is declining the prestigious ONV award, which was bestowed upon him. Yesterday, ONV Award jury said that they’re re-examining the award after severe backlash. Vairamuthu declined the ONV Award after severe backlash on social media. Lyricist and poet Vairamuthu was recently conferred with the prestigious ONV … Read more

Govt invites citizenship applications from non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh

With the Union home ministry yet to notify rules under the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Centre on Friday invited non-Muslims (Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan and residing in 13 districts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Punjab to apply for Indian citizenship. The Union home ministry issued a … Read more

At 1.73 lakh, India sees lowest new Covid cases in 6 weeks; active cases drop by 1 lakh

India has registered over 1.73 lakh new Covid cases, the lowest in the past six weeks, pushing the coronavirus caseload in the country to 2.77 crore. The active cases in the past 24 hours have dropped by 1 lakh. India has seen 1.73 lakh new Covid cases in past 24 hours (Reuters photo) India on Saturday … Read more

CoWIN unable to stop recently recovered people from taking shots despite govt’s 3-month hiatus

On April 30, twenty-six-year-old Ansh, a resident of Delhi’s Krishna Nagar, tested negative for Covid-19 after having contracted the virus a fortnight ago. He and his 56-year-old father were both unvaccinated. A day later, the government expanded Covid-19 vaccination for people in the age group of 18-44 years. But, Ansh had to wait until May … Read more

Do business in India by all means, but follow the laws: RS Prasad on social media rules | Exclusive

Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that India’s digital sovereignty will not be compromised at any cost. This comes amid the Centre’s row with Twitter over the new IT rules. (Photo: PTI file) Amid a feud between the Centre and social media giant Twitter over the government’s new IT rules for social media intermediaries, Minister … Read more

Covid-19 vaccines largely ineffective against variant seen in South Africa: Dr Shankar Chetty

Vaccines developed against Covid-19 have largely been ineffective against the variant of the virus found in South Africa, said Dr Shankar Chetty, a leading medical practitioner in South Africa. Dr Chetty said in South Africa, vaccines “haven’t really helped in preventing people from getting infected”. However, they have managed to prevent people from developing severe … Read more

PIL in Bombay HC seeks details of Goa govt’s plans to combat third wave of Covid infections

In the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases in Goa, a local resident has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court, seeking details of the state government’s preparations for the third wave of coronavirus infections. The petitioner, Nandgopal Kudchadkar, argued that from just 50 cases per day in … Read more

Gaza’s only Covid testing lab destroyed in Israeli strikes, says health ministry

Heavy air strikes and rocket fire in the Israel-Gaza conflict claimed more lives on both sides Tuesday as tensions flared in Palestinian “day of anger” protests in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The UN Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting amid a diplomatic push to end the fighting, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu … Read more